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the holes look small hit it with a little durabond ( a quickdrying joint compound that dries like a rock) sand and paint you'll never know it was there
 

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Very interesting following your progress. I'm having issues just converting an unused bedroom into a makeshift theater. I can't imagine building one from nothing and having contractors in and out. Looking good!
 

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the holes look small hit it with a little durabond ( a quickdrying joint compound that dries like a rock) sand and paint you'll never know it was there

Probably wind up some combination of caulk and compound. Just needed to sanity check to make sure there wasn't some particular technique people use when isolation is a priority. Thanks for chiming in.

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Very interesting following your progress. I'm having issues just converting an unused bedroom into a makeshift theater. I can't imagine building one from nothing and having contractors in and out. Looking good!

Thanks for reading along. I am guessing it was more interesting when I had contractors doing the work. Or at least faster. Should pick up a little now that the playroom is 97% done. I didn't post too many pics of that, but will put a few up tonight since the carpet was installed today (called in sick yesterday).


I think you have a thread on newbies and NEC's that I'll be reading through soon. I have been reticient to get my hand dirty on that process since I only hear how challenging it is. But there will be guests coming at the end of the month, and they will want to see something projected.


The build process hurts the checking account more than the sanity, but nothing is unscathed, right?
 

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Probably wind up some combination of caulk and compound. Just needed to sanity check to make sure there wasn't some particular technique people use when isolation is a priority. Thanks for chiming in.




Thanks for reading along. I am guessing it was more interesting when I had contractors doing the work. Or at least faster. Should pick up a little now that the playroom is 97% done. I didn't post too many pics of that, but will put a few up tonight since the carpet was installed today (called in sick yesterday).


I think you have a thread on newbies and NEC's that I'll be reading through soon. I have been reticient to get my hand dirty on that process since I only hear how challenging it is. But there will be guests coming at the end of the month, and they will want to see something projected.


The build process hurts the checking account more than the sanity, but nothing is unscathed, right?

The NEC setup is challenging but it's not as bad as everyone makes it sound. I get a little better every time I do it. I have my XG-110 mounted finally but the room has no treatments or covering to speak of yet. I will be selling my 9PG+ and 6PG to help pay for some of that. Seems like I'm always selling or trading something to get something else. This drives my girlfriend crazy.
 

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Okay carpet in the playroom went in today. The rooms outside the HT are say 96% done.


Here are the guys rolling the carpet out on our street.


Making a snip:


The carpet color (kind of close):



Continued in next post . . .
 

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Before and after time. . . .


Before (the text is from the early posts):


After:


Turning clockwise, before :


After - we put a desk in a closet for the space under the stairs, shelves adjacent are for toys (tools mostly right now)


Close up of the desk (EDIT- bifolds will be in front once they are cut down)


Turning clockwise again before:


After (behind the wall is the bath, the hall leads to the HT, door to the utility room, then EQ rack on the left along the way)


Some of the bath (need to add towel racks and that kind of thing):


More


Ejector pump and hint of the shower stall (didn't get a good pic of that, its a generic fiberglass shower)
 

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Looking good Dave! Feels good to be almost done, huh?


Bud

It feels great to have the playroom almost done. I am feeling a bit more pressure to get the HT into at least a demo state, as family and friends will converge at the end of the month for my daughter's birthday.
 

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It feels great to have the playroom almost done. I am feeling a bit more pressure to get the HT into at least a demo state, as family and friends will converge at the end of the month for my daughter's birthday.

Although I'm no expert at the NEC's I can probably give you some quick tips and send you any manuals or guides you might need in PDF form. When you start setting up the projector I will be glad to help in any way I can.
 

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Very nice, Dave. The play area tooks great! The mini-doors blend is well. I may very well steal your idea for my below the stairs space.
 

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Although I'm no expert at the NEC's I can probably give you some quick tips and send you any manuals or guides you might need in PDF form. When you start setting up the projector I will be glad to help in any way I can.

Thanks for the offer. Hope to be tinkering with it next week. I have my wires run, just need to plug things in. I have the manuals and a few things printed off Curt's site. I'll pop into your thread in the CRT forum when I start meddling with it.

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Very nice, Dave. The play area tooks great! The mini-doors blend is well. I may very well steal your idea for my below the stairs space.

By all means. The beadboard was the carpenter's idea, actually. There are supposed to be bifolds infront of the closetted desk, but they need to be cut down after the carpet and pad went in. The toy shelf storage by the desk will stay open to the room.


The best part was watching my almost 2 year old running and jumping around in the wide open space. Its her playroom (until she gets a sibling), so I am glad to see her enjoy it. The dricore and the higher grade pad makes the floor pretty soft, so it should be good for the rough and tumble years.
 

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Excellent work, Dave. Your new space looks wonderful.


Congratulations.


CJ
 

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Well, Dazian is out of the blue I want, and don't expect anything in the near term. If anyone is familiar with the GOM line to recomend a comparable blue, I am open to suggestions. Thanks.


This was the old color scheme:
 

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Excellent work, Dave. Your new space looks wonderful.


Congratulations.


CJ


Thanks CJ. We are real pleased with it. Best part is getting back in the theater. Got quite a few odds and ends done over the weekend.
 

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Bring the swatch to the fabric store near the Hanover mall and eyeball a comparison?
 

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Bring the swatch to the fabric store near the Hanover mall and eyeball a comparison?

Might be the way to go. Just adds a layer of guesswork on whether it is an AT fabric (not as essential for the panels) and possibly require adding a fireproofing chemical. I have samples from anothe dazian line (Janus), might switch to that (or GOM).
 

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Well, I looked at my old samples and there is a comparable fabric in the janus line. It is a bit lighter and brighter, but will work fine. The fabric doesn't have the texture the expo cloth has, which I kind of like, but I am going to go with it. Will cost me about $60 more, but not too bad.


Here are some pics from the last few days. In this time we finished the stage (not really pic worthy, nailed ply down, GG, another layer of ply, then prime and paint flat black). I also stuffed all the columns with insulation to eliminate the columns resonating like a drum. Not exactly prime photo journalism.


But my wife has been painting. She painted the crown (Benjamin Moore - 2 coats stuart gold, one coat metalic gold glaze), and she painted a few sections of the wall/columns. The walls and columns will be fabric covered, but we wanted to put some cheap paint behind it so that if the fabric was thin in spots or frames didn't line up perfect, things would be masked. So here is how it is looking right now:


The front soffit
 

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Looking great - what a transformation!

Thanks man. Slowly getting there.


Speaking of which - an update. Fabric arrived. Ahead of schedule, as the gal I spoke with said it would be a couple of weeks to get the janus blue in to get it frome one dye lot.


I switched from my planned expo order to janus since they were out of blue in expo and didn't anticipate getting any more. As you can see the blue is a lighter shade than my old expo sample, and it doesn't have the texture that the expo has, but it will do:


I got the black in janus also:


Also arriving today was my banana plugs. I had bought some a while back but they and my hdmi cables disapeared in the flotsam and jetsom of my house. Oh well something to sell when they reappear. I went with these locking ones from speakerrepair.com (link) The locking feature is kind of unnecessary, as the plugs rested pretty securely, but what the hell. Was recomended in a few threads around here. Kind of satisfying to install them.


In the last few days I have been trying to make it through CRT setup guides. I did manage to cobble together some ghetto speaker stands. They will be behind a fabric wall so aesthetics are immaterial. One part scrap mdf, some pvc pipes, sand and glue. It will do. I may spray paint them over the weekend.
 

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In the last few days I have been trying to make it through CRT setup guides.

There are a few of us nearby with more or less substantial NEC setup experience... I can't speak for others time, but I can offer some tips and tricks if you like.
 
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